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Cycle 2: stims day 1! I don’t know where this cycle is going πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ but I’m going 🚲 πŸ’₯

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Morning ivf sisters!

This covid-nightmare is rumbling on and impacting everything and everybody .

This morning I injected my Gonal-f πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’₯πŸ‘πŸ»βœ…as instructed by lovely Mary, the nurse who phoned me on her own mobile yesterday to reassure me that everything will be ok, it might not go the way I wish with daily changing guidelines , but a frozen cycle would be fine. πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I’ve decided amongst this mess of a very uncertain world and not just ivf cycle, that.... I’ll just do one day at a time , safe in the knowledge that my clinic will do their best for me.

If I get to embryos amazing πŸŽ‰and if I don’t , it just can’t be right now. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

In my head I had imagined the perfect thing to do during social distancing ........ the 2ww 🀣....... alas, that will keep ..... πŸ€ͺ ( funny how quickly your mind can change to wanting the torture when you can’t have it πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£)

I’m glad I’ve over bought πŸ€£πŸ˜‚mindfulness colouring books , puzzle books and books over the past few months. I guess now I’m going to have time to read, colour and puzzle to my hearts content . πŸ’•

Sorry to all of the ladies stuck in ivf limbo delay . Hopefully a few months will knock this thing down or at least allow the researchers to figure out the truth of covid and ivf etc. You have my hugs πŸ€—

Today, I will be grateful that my clinic have allowed me to continue stabbing with the Gonal f..... and enjoy it. 🧐🀨🧐🀨

May we all appreciate the good we have in our lives right now and find a way to breathe in this madness . I guess our generation are gonna see what we are made of .... crazy times! πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

My hope is that the good in people shines out of peoples faces like sun beams to brighten the days ahead . πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€— β˜€οΈ

Love , hugs and prayers of peace and protection πŸ€—

Rhinocat x πŸ’ 🦏 🐈

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What a beautiful post!

So happy you’ve been allowed to start and hoping it continues that way for you. Come on follicles πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯šπŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯šπŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯š xxxx

RhinoCat in reply to KiboXX

Thanks pet 😘 how are ya?

KiboXX in reply to RhinoCat

Slowly going insane from self isolation πŸ€ͺ

I made my husband go buy me a jigsaw today, I’ve aged 50 years in a week! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘΅πŸ» xx

RhinoCat in reply to KiboXX

I contemplated a puzzle yesterday myself 🀣even knitting for dementia patients! Still might do this 🀣🀣 you are just right! Hope you stay well pet , thinking of ya 🀣

KiboXX in reply to RhinoCat

Thank you lovely, appreciate it β™₯️

Well done on starting your stims amidst all this crazyness! You absolute trooper. I am on the 2ww/lockdown as I am terrified to go anywhere! Enjoy the Gonal-f! xxxx

RhinoCat in reply to ttcemmie

Just you stay at home indeed ! Grow little one grow πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Love your post and positivity! Good luck with everything 😘

RhinoCat in reply to Gem2410

Thanks so much . Hope you have a calm day πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–


Wow I loved reading your post - and yes, loved to hear you’re enjoying our friend Gonal F - YOU GO GIRL! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

The secret in life is to make one step at the time, each step will make us stronger and wiser ❀️And oh boy, the satisfaction once we get on the top of that mountain we so wanted to climb! πŸ˜πŸ€πŸ€žπŸ»

Little 🦞 and I are here rooting for you and sending you HEALTHY EGGS AND BEAST MODE EMBRYOS vibes πŸ˜‰πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

You are an amazing sweet and caring soul and you deserve to get onto the top of that mountain ❀️It will happen ❀️

Love, love & love ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

RhinoCat in reply to Hidden

Healthy eggs, Beast mode embryos πŸ€£πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– let it be! Have a relaxing day 😎 enjoy the escape


Thank you RhinoCat, I personally needed that picture message. Your accompanying post is also so hopeful and positive. Thank you for spreading positivity ❀️

RhinoCat in reply to Hidden

Hugs and more hugs to you . Everything will be alright . Maybe not today , but in the end it will . πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– ps the headspace app have just released free stuff specifically for the tough feelings that come with these uncertain times . Stay safe and positive . THIS TOO SHALL PASS πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Best of luck! I hope they can carry the whole cycle out for you ❀️🀞🏻

RhinoCat in reply to Khess124

So uncertain but hey, I’ll be alright 😘

Khess124 in reply to RhinoCat

Awe I hope it gets more certain and hopefully this is the one!! Good luck hunny 🀞🏻🀞🏻❀️

Love your post and positive mindset! This will do wonders in your cycle! Wish you all the best with it :) xx

RhinoCat in reply to PenguinBlue

Thanks so much 😘 hope you have a stress free day πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

Best of luck on this crazy (even crazier with the current situation) journey! I love that we are all trying to keep ourselves safe and going back to good old fashioned means of entertaining ourselves.... personally I am knitting 🧢

Hope all goes well for you xx

RhinoCat in reply to KayCan

I need to go buy some needles and wool and join ya 😘

So pleased you are able to go ahead. And as always you have a wonderful attitude that will no doubt see you through lovely! It is such a worrying time, my heart goes out to all those whose cycles have been cancelled or who are fearing they may be cancelled any day. I suppose as one possible silver lining in all this craziness is that as a group, us IVF sisters will perhaps at least be well equipped to deal with whatever will be thrown at us because we have had to deal with a lot of shit & uncertainty in our journeys so far. Wishing you the very best of luck for your cycle and hoping that you get some cracking little embies thanks to that Gonal-F! 🀞🀞🀞Take care and big hugs xxx

RhinoCat in reply to Picalilli99

Thanks for your lovely message. You are so right, we have been through so much uncertainty that perhaps we will be able to offer support to the non ivfers at such a time as this. I hope you are well and finding a way to survive this negative and crazy world we have found ourselves in. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

What a beautiful and positive post during what is such a worrisome time for us all. I'm hopefully going to be starting Stims on Friday. As you said, we just have to take it all ons day at a time!!

Best of luck with everything!!!!

RhinoCat in reply to Net25

You too pet 😘

Awwww! Wishing you masses of good luck for your cycle RhinoCat!!

That was such a lovely message! πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’•

I will keep ALL my fingers & toes crossed for you πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ€ xx

RhinoCat in reply to JoP32

Thanks so much πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Brilliant news! 😊 Good for you for staying upbeat, doing IVF has so many worries as it is! Just like you said, you can only take it a day at a time! I'm wishing you all the best in your cycle!!! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ€— xxxxx

Go for it sister !!!!!!!!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️

Yeahyy! So glad you have stayed your stims! Bet it feels like a milestone after the down reg ones, how did you find them? I start on sunday!

Like you say take one day at a time, and stay safe and healthy wishing you all the best xx

Hi ladies, posting this from the tiny island of Bahrain where yes, Coronavirus is rife and we are all on lockdown.

I was searching the net looking for answers on how to reduce my massively painful and swollen tummy 4 days post egg retrieval... I’m new to this forum and reading everyone’s posts it’s all very upsetting and my heart goes out to everyone pre, mid and post ivf cycle.

Sitting here with my meditation music on, hot water bottle on tummy and cups full of water this positive post was lovely to read this, thank you Rhioncat.


You are welcome pet, such weird times we have all just found ourselves in . I hope with some gentle pain relief and increased fluids that your symptoms ease. Stay safe , I think lock down in the uk is a week away. People are being stupid and going out as normal . Since they’ve shut the schools, the kids are everywhere they should not be , πŸ™„ seems like we need a different kind of miracle than what this forum is about right now. May your heart lift and your eyes rest on the positive news out there.

If you are on insta : go follow β€˜upworthy’ and β€˜goodnews_movement’

They really focus on posting the loving ways people are helping each other and sharing sunshine on these dark times.

Lob to you πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

Awesome to hear from you. I totally agree..must stay positive and protect ourselves if others aren’t. We’ve got stringent laws in place here to prevent gatherings other 5 people with hefty fines and prison sentence for those who don’t comply..and now a curfew at night. All commercial shops close from today until 9 April with only essential business like hospitals and supermarkets running as normal. On our 4th week of virtual home learning with the schools closed until further notice.

We just have to ride this out!

We’re and international family spread across the world and this pandemic has no boarders or racial preferences. You do your best to stay safe

Tried everything to relieve painful discomfort post egg retrieval. Accumulation of trapped gas and masses of water due to OHSS. Found that 0.5 of teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in water helped hugely with gas and water (although there) reducing.

Spirit Feeling ok considering what body mind are going through. Meditation helps, keeping the hands and brain occupied makes time fly and green juicing at home to get all the energy flowing (in more ways that one πŸ˜‰)

Wow, you are an inspiration x

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